Sam Sapin

I was raised somewhere between the cities of Manchester and New York, jumping between the two from an early age. Inspired by a family of filmmakers, artists, musicians and authors, I took to drawing and later, graphic design, photography and film.

After finishing a BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design in Manchester and various jobs in film and television I moved to New York to complete a BFA in Communication Design & Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. This course spanned multiple mediums of film, sound, graphic design, animation and more.

After graduating I taught a course in digital filmmaking on a Native American reservation in South Dakota, then worked as an animator on the documentary series 'Iconoclasts' at one of NYC's largest production companies: @Radical Media. After completing another project there I decided I wanted to dive into storytelling whilst travelling the world.

I invested in some equipment and travelled to South Korea where I shot an independently funded film with a first time producer, we then sold the film to Al Jazeera English. Since then I have made a number of films for many different broadcasters around the world. I love storytelling.